Jlbmedia From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 604 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6024 times:
What is the average age of the F-100s still in service? Do any mainline carriers still have them in their fleets? Compared to other aircraft their size, how do they stack up efficiency wise? thanks John.
The airframes have been originally delivered to Inter Canadian, Intair, Air Europe, KLM, Air Littoral, Midway airlines and TAM. The Midway and TAM frames are newer (1993-1995); possible that these are staying for a little longer.
Mayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 9185 posts, RR: 14 Reply 20, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3527 times:
In an effort to further irk its customers in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, DL will buy 15 Fokker F-100's from KL for use on some of its African routes. This move, in addition to eliminating any non-stop service on DL because of the numerous fuel stops necessary, will also raise the ire of these passengers as the only inflight entertainment will be an enhanced version of the safety briefing.
Management has hinted that if these work out, the service may be upgraded to the DC-9s DL received in the merger with NW.
[Edited 2009-06-05 09:46:42]
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